820 pages, Tabs
This handbook is an authoritative and extensive resource in the rapidly evolving field of the social study of science and technology. Expertly edited with contributions from internationally renowned experts, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues in social, policy and humanistic studies of science and technology. Topics covered include: science as intellectual property; feminist theories of technology; public understanding of science; science, government and the politics of knowledge; science and technology in less developed countries; and a host of others! An important work.
PART ONE: OVERVIEW Re-inventing the Wheel - David Edge PART TWO: THEORY AND METHODS Four Models for the Dynamics of Science - Michel Callon Coming of Age in STS - Gary Bowden Some Methodological Musings The Origin, History, and Politics of the Subject called 'Gender and Science' - Evelyn Fox-Keller A First Person Account The Theory Landscape in Science Studies - Sal Restivo Sociological Traditions PART THREE: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CULTURES Science and Other Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Helen Watson-Verran and David Turnbull Laboratory Studies - Karin Knorr-Cetina The Cultural Approach to the Study of Science Engineering Studies - Gary Lee Downey and Juan C Lucena Feminist Theories of Technology - Judy Wajcman Women and Scientific Careers - Mary Frank Fox PART FOUR: CONSTRUCTING TECHNOLOGY Sociohistorical Technology Studies - Wiebe E Bijker From 'Impact' to Social Process - Paul N Edwards Computers in Society and Culture Social Studies and Machine Intelligence - H M Collins The Human Genome Project - Stephen Hilgartner PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Discourse Rhetoric and Reflexivity - Malcolm Ashmore, Greg Myers and Jonathan Potter Seven Days in the Library Science and the Media - Bruce V Lewenstein Public Understanding of Science - Brian Wynne PART SIX: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROVERSY Boundaries of Science - Thomas F Gieryn Science Controversies - Dorothy Nelkin The Dynamics of Public Disputes in the United States The Environmental Challenge to Science Studies - Steven Yearley Science as Intellectual Property - Henry Etzkowitz and Andrew Webster Scientific Knowledge, Controversy, and Public Decision Making - Brian Martin and Evelleen Richards PART SEVEN: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE STATE Science, Government and the Politics of Knowledge - Susan E Cozzens and Edward J Woodhouse Politics by the Same Means - Bruce Bimber and David H Guston Government and Science in the United States Changing Policy Agendas in Science and Technology - Aant Elzinga and Andrew Jamison Science, Technology and the Military - Wim A Smit Relations in Transition Science and Technology in Less Developed Countries - Wesley Shrum and Yehouda Shenhav Globalizing the World - Vittorio Ancarani Science and Technology in International Relations
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